Robot soccer can be portrayed as a competition of advanced robot technology
within a confined space. It offers a challenging arena to the young generation
and researchers working with autonomous mobile robotic systems. It is hoped that
FIRA¡¯s flagship event, called the FIRA Robot World Cup (or the FIRA Cup in
short), which started in 1996, together with many other FIRA events, will help
generate interests in robotics in the young minds.
Through these events, FIRA hopes to help them better understand and
appreciate, with interests, the scientific concepts and technological
developments involved. FIRA believes that some of these interests will fuel
scientific and engineering skills that ultimately develop into research outcomes
to serve mankind in a variety of ways.
Ever since its establishment, FIRA has had venues for its annual FIRA Cup in
Australia, Brazil, China, France and Korea. Making progress over successive
years since 1996, FIRA Cup has now attained world recognition as a robot
festival. ( www.fira.net )
Game Rule ¡½
FIRA MiroSot Game Rules
(Approved by the FIRA Executive
The field of play shall be marked as shown in
position their robots freely in their own area and
within the center circle. Then the defending team can place their robots freely in their
own area except within the center circle.
At the beginning of the first and second
halves, and after a goal has been scored, the ball should be kept within the center circle
and the ball should be kicked or passed towards the teams own side. With a signal from the
referee, the game shall be started and all robots may move freely.
During goal kick only the goalkeeper will be
allowed within the goal area and the ball can be placed anywhere within the goal area.
Other robots of the team shall be placed outside the goal area during goal kick. The
attacking team will get preference in positioning their robots anywhere on the playground,
but it must be as per Law 8.c. The defending team can then place its robots within their
own side of the playground. The game shall restart with the referee's whistle.